City preparing for storm, encourages residents to take caution this evening

SEATTLE – With high-winds and rain predicted for Seattle and much of the Pacific Northwest Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the City of Seattle is advising residents to take precautions at home and when traveling. Residents should defer traveling during the storm, avoid and report downed power lines and trees, and be cautious near areas experiencing flooding.     The National Weather […]

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City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center activated

SEATTLE (October 15, 2016) –Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 3 P.M. today to provide support for City agencies ahead of the severe storm that is predicted to impact the Seattle area this afternoon and evening. The City of Seattle also activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in […] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center Activated

SEATTLE (October 14, 2016) – Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 5 a.m. to provide support for City agencies following last night’s windstorm and impacts to Friday morning’s commute. The City of Seattle also activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of EOC Operations. Please direct all […] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center deactivated

SEATTLE (June 26, 2016) – The City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) deactivated today at 4 p.m. after the conclusion of the Seattle Pride parade. Public safety inquiries should be directed to the Seattle Police Department’s Public Affairs line at 206-684-5522. Contact: Seattle Joint Information Center, 206.233.5072, eoc.pio@seattle.gov   Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center activated

SEATTLE (June 26, 2016) – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 9:30 a.m. this morning to support city operations during today’s Pride parade and celebrations.   The City of Seattle also activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of EOC Operations. Please direct all media inquiries […] Read more »

Emergency Operations Center deactivated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/2/2016 Emergency Operations Center deactivated SEATTLE (May 2, 2016, 11:11 a.m.) – The City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deactivated at 10:22 p.m. May 1st, 2016. [View City of Seattle News Release] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center Activated

Contact: Seattle Joint Information Center, 206.233.5072, eoc.pio@seattle.gov                     City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center Activated   SEATTLE (May 1, 2016) – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 10:00 a.m. this morning to provide support to the city and coordinate response to potential traffic impacts for events and […] Read more »

AlertSeattle emergency notification system to go live August 1

The City is launching a new alert and warning notification system called AlertSeattle on August 1. Once the AlertSeattle system is live, you will be able to register your contact information to receive official city alerts via text message, email and voice message. In addition to emergency alerts, you can choose to receive community notifications […] Read more »

Snow is back in the forecast

It’s good news for skiers and snowboarders, but might be bad news for your commute friday morning. Predictions are showing anywhere from trace amounts of snow to a few inches in the greater Seattle area. Check conditions before you leave in the morning and if you’re driving slow down and be extra safe. If you’re […] Read more »

Contract approved, schools starting on time

The Seattle Education Association has approved a contract, and school will be starting on time as scheduled for Wednesday, September 4. Seattle Parks community centers will revert to normal operations with regular programming, including before- and after-school care. Read more »

City to provide free drop-in activities at community centers for some public school students in event of school strike

20 community centers to serve students on free and reduced lunch from Kindergarten to 8th Grade The City of Seattle today announced it will open and staff drop-in activities at 20 designated community centers for Seattle Public Schools students on free and reduced lunch from Kindergarten to 8th Grade if a strike delays the opening […] Read more »

City of Seattle offers services during heat wave

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle and surrounding communities until 11 p.m. Monday evening. In response, the City of Seattle is offering services and information to help members of the public deal with the heat wave.  Full News Release. Read more »